Enbedding engagement: the example of Queen's University Belfast

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    Abstract

    Account of the relationship between Queen's University Belfast and its local region and economy. It outlines the fair employment crisis in the 1990s which caused the University significantly to change its employment practices. This is contrasted with its current positive role as an anchor institution with a commitment to social justice and equality which has been incorporated in a Social Charter. The genesis and purpose of the Social Charter is outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe local mission of higher education: principles and practice
    EditorsSjur Bergan, Ira Harkavy, Ronaldo Munck
    Place of PublicationDublin
    PublisherGlasnevin Publishing
    Chapter5
    Pages52-61
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-908689-36-8
    Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2019
    EventLocal mission of higher education - Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 04 Oct 201805 Oct 2018
    https://www.dcu.ie/community/news/2018/Oct/DCU-Office-of-Civic-Engagement-hosts-summit-local-role-of-higher-education

    Conference

    ConferenceLocal mission of higher education
    CountryIreland
    CityDublin
    Period04/10/201805/10/2018
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    Keywords

    • higher education
    • anchor institutions
    • social justice
    • equality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Education

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    Gallagher, A. (2019). Enbedding engagement: the example of Queen's University Belfast. In S. Bergan, I. Harkavy, & R. Munck (Eds.), The local mission of higher education: principles and practice (pp. 52-61). Glasnevin Publishing.